Being independent isn't all it is cracked up to be so here are ten pros of living with your partner. None of us like our personal space to be invaded, but having your soul mate around the house is very assuring. Making the decision of living with your partner is not something that both of you should take lightly, but there are many positive outcomes that can be achieved should you arrive at such a situation.
1. Regular Affection
Living with your partner gives you the opportunity to express your affection for them every day. This hasn’t got to be through lavish gifts or at extreme monetary expense. It can be something as simple as having a cup of tea ready for them when they come in from work. Just show your partner that you have thought about them and their warmth towards you will soon spread around the house.
2. Sight of Their Smile
When I see my partner smile, it instantly makes me happy. It is a wonderful feeling and something that inspires me to be productive through the day. No facial expression compares to that of a smile, so seeing it on a daily basis is a thing of beauty. Feel the power, feel their love. Are you beaming too?
3. Get to See Them Every Day
It is rare for a relationship to start out with a couple seeing each other every day as you don’t have a common place to spend time with each other. By living together you are bound to enjoy many moments in one another’s company and will be able to see each other every day, even if it is just for a few minutes.
4. Work as a Team
Many hands make light work. Household chores that once seemed mountainous tasks when you lived on your own will become straightforward and dare I say it? Fun! It is very rewarding when you can reflect back on the fruits of your labour together, particularly as it will give you more time to relax and spend quality time with your partner.
5. Learn from Each Other
If we search long and hard enough we can find habits in our partner that make us want to pull our hair out. On the other hand, they we will have numerous qualities that we admire. By living together you can learn from the strengths of one another as well as trying to cut out any unwanted traits.
6. Truly Get to Know Your Partner
Living with your partner twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week will mean you find out how they operate on a day to day basis. Their behaviours, their mannerisms and those unseen characteristics that you never got to see previously will surprise your innocent eyes. Keep uncovering those hidden layers. You know you want to.
7. Make Your House a Home
Together you can decorate and add those special touches to your houses. By living under the same roof you and your partner can go through this creative process together. The end result is satisfying as it allows you both to indulge in the fruits of your labour. Expect a few disagreements every now and then when it comes to colour and style, but trust me it will be worth it in the end.
8. Financial Implications
Money doesn't buy happiness, but having two incomes every month makes bills and expenses that little bit more bearable. You can save up together and knowing that you both have money put aside will add an excitement to your future that you didn't even know existed. Not having to worry about the heating bills during winter is pure bliss.
9. Someone to Take Care of You
I am sure you have had those mornings when you wake up not feeling your normal self? Those days when you feel under the weather and barely able to muster the energy to crawl out of bed seem to last an eternity. Having your other half on hand to care for you is the perfect tonic and very soon your virus will be eradicated. Feeling better now?
10. Increased Communication
No more long distant phone calls required. You will have always an environment where you can enjoy privacy and enjoy general chitchat or one of those pulse racing heart-to-heart conversations. Sharing the same environment will help you both interact more frequently as well as discovering about your partner’s non verbal communication signs such as body language which may provide you with clues on understanding them further.
The benefits of living with your partner far outweigh the negative connotations that could be associated with such a move. There is no denying that there is an element of risk attached to it, but very often fortune favours the brave. How have you found it living with your partner?